Facebook’s Mega Purchase of WhatsApp for $16b + $3b in stock
Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of the 450 million-user WhatsApp makes the Instagram deal at $1 billion look like small peanuts. At approximately $40 per user that may be a pretty good buy, especially compared to pay-for-click adwords! And strategically this is better than any demographic targeting of the mobile / international / teen markets – the places Facebook wouldn’t otherwise reach so quickly even with free Facebook targeted ads! (more…)
Read the full report from Crowdfund Capital Advisors
Crowdfunding Pioneers Sherwood Neiss & Jason Best reported recently on VentureBeat.com about on early successes for crowdfunding companies. This update is based on interviews and surveys with 87 companies utilizing rewards, debt, and equity crowdfunding are exciting: sales are up, and investment is growing.
Increase in Sales
Company executives at companies who have concluded successful rewards, equity, or debt campaigns reported that quarterly revenues grew by an average of 24% (more…)
Recruiting Success Stories
Featured Placement – Jamie Day
Senior Project Manager – Media Asset Management
The CTO of Dalet Digital Media Systems Inc. based in NYC partnered with the East coast office of Redfish Technology, nationwide tech recruiters, when the company chose to add a key member to the team. Understanding the company’s critical mission and the team’s technical requirements, Beth Cliff, IT Engineering Recruitment Manager at Redfish, knew that the ideal candidate must excel at executing a broad range of tasks including project planning, resource allocation, project reporting and bug-reporting, functional requirements and specifications documents, while practicing excellent communication and client satisfaction skills. The company chose to add a key member to the team.
“Beth was more than a recruiter, she was a coach who went above and beyond to help me negotiate a great package for the best job I have had so far in my career. She is a pleasure to work with and very trustworthy. I highly recommend her.” – Jamie Day
Read Jamie’s recruiting story on the Redfish site.
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Redfish’s Favorite Tech Trend Prognostications
Mobile trends, Recruiting trends, Marketing trends, Health Trends, … Here’s the Top 9 Trends that Redfish Technology “likes” from many illustrious forecasters! Enjoy!
1. HR Technology: Social Media And Continuous Learning Continues To Grow In Significance – Source: Forbes.com
“7 Hottest Trends In HR Technology” by Meghan M. Biro
Social media is one area that has lived up to its hype. It’s an amazing talent management, branding and employee engagement tool. For example – by creating a 3-dimensional profile of an applicant (Google the person’s name-Wink), talent simply leaps out. People’s quirks, interesting detours, offbeat skills all come to life as we learn more about people’s personalities and “real lives”. As do certain negatives like rigid ideology, or a tendency to be snarky or combative. Within an organization, social media, social learning and big data are an unparalleled communication and cohesion tool if understood and utilized correctly.
2. Recruiting Will Look More and More Like Marketing – Source: ERE.net
“4 Trends to Watch for in 2014” by Melissa Bailey
Deep down, executives know they should be deliberately managing their employer brand — but don’t make the time to do it! Employer branding always seems to fall into the “important but not urgent” category, since recruiters are encouraged to focus on activities that yield more immediate results. In a recent meeting with a client, I asked them what their priorities were, and their response was “to hire 18 engineers.” This is a very clear target – when they accomplish it, there will be pats on the back and objectives ticked off. However, focusing on short-term hiring goals won’t make recruiters jobs easier in the long run: they will have just as much work to do when they need to hire engineers next year. (more…)